Lowndes Park Environment

Wildlife

Pond wild fowlThe park is a great place to see a variety of wild plants and animals. At the top of the park you can often hear green woodpeckers and see red kites in flight. Birds ranging from blue tits to goldcrests can be seen in the lower park.

The park is also a great place to spot mini-beasts, such as butterflies, dragonflies and crickets. As our plans to manage biodiversity progress, we hope to see many more plants and animals in the park.

 

Heritage Trees

Trees of different shapes and sizesThere are trees of all ages, shapes and sizes in the park. Many have personal significance for individual Chesham residents, as over 120 trees were planted between 1983 and 1993 as part of the Family Tree Planting Scheme. There are also trees of historic significance: two Victory Oaks were planted in 1919 to celebrate the end of World War One. In 1992, the 40th anniversary of the Queen's accession was celebrated by the planting of 40 trees, known as the Sovereign Coppice, in the Upper Park.

 

Sovereign CoppiceThe importance of the Sovereign Coppice has recently been recognised, as it now forms part of the Special Trees and Woods of the Chilterns. This scheme is run by the Chilterns Woodland Project to identify and record historically and culturally significant trees in the area. The forty trees, composed of 12 native species, were planted in the shape of a crown as a living reminder of the occasion they commemorate. See the coppice's entry on the Chilterns Woodland Project web site.

 

News & Events

Aug 12, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 9 September. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street. Do come and join us.

Aug 12, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: andrew
Join us on 2 September for the fourth Lowndesbourne Town Picnic. Great music, great surroundings and great people. Bring your food, family and friends from 1pm onwards. For further information go to the special website or the Facebook page.

Jun 9, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

Why not come and listen to some great music in the Park this summer. On a Sunday afternoon during July and August you can experience a variety of music and all for free. We would recommend you bring a picnic and a deckchair. For further details click on the title.

Apr 17, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The Friends have set up their own Facebook page. Please click here or go to www.facebook.com/groups/friendsoflowndespark You will need to sign in.


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